From the Back Pages, July 1: Luis Suárez admits biting Giorgio Chiellini and apologises

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After six days of rancour caused by him biting Giorgio Chiellini, Luis Suárez has finally attempted to draw a line under the controversy by issuing a public apology to the Italy defender and vowing to never repeat the offence. (The Times)

Gary Lineker has suggested that Luis Suarez’s apology for his biting shame at the World Cup has been made to help engineer a move to Barcelona. The Uruguay striker received a nine-game international suspension and four-month ban from all football after being found guilty of biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during his side’s 1-0 victory at the 2014 tournament. (Daily Mail)

It was not as comfortable as the scoreline suggests but France, inspired by a substitution that changed the complexion of the game, eventually broke Nigeria’s resistance to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. It took 79 minutes for a goal to arrive and it felt desperately cruel that the otherwise outstanding Vincent Enyeama should be the man who gifted France the lead. Paul Pogba took full advantage and Joseph Yobo’s late own goal sealed Nigeria’s fate. (The Guardian)

Robben: I won’t change my game or personality. Dutch winger Arjen Robben says only thing he has done wrong is perhaps be too honest after backlash at his admission to diving. (The Telegraph)

CHELSEA star Andre Schurrle and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil scored extra-time goals to earn Germany a nervy win over Algeria in their World Cup last-16 knockout round clash. (The Express)

Novak Djokovic marched into Wimbledon’s quarter-finals with an intimidating show of strength to floor Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets. (The Independent)

Andy Murray has booked his place in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon with a straight-sets victory over Kevin Anderson. (The Mirror)